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How to Properly Switch From Wix to WordPress (Step by Step)

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Looking to switch from Wix to WordPress?

Wix is a popular website builder that lets you create a simple website, fast. However, many Wix users soon realize that their options are limited and adding extra features can become quite expensive. That’s why many of them switch to self-hosted WordPress.

In this article, we will show you how to properly move from Wix to WordPress and grow your website with complete freedom.

Move from Wix to WordPress

After reviewing various ways to move from Wix to WordPress, we believe the easiest method is to import your blog posts via RSS.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of transferring your Wix website to WordPress. Depending on how many pages you have on your Wix site, the migration can take up to an hour.

Here are the steps to migrate from Wix to WordPress:

Ready to switch from Wix to WordPress? Let’s get started.

Step 1: Sign Up for WordPress Web Hosting

To start a WordPress blog, the first thing you’ll need is a web hosting account for your website.

Web hosting is your website’s home on the internet. This is where all of your files and data are stored.

You will also need a domain name (such as This is your website’s address on the internet.

When you use Wix, they host your website for you, which is also the reason why it’s quite limited. On the other hand, WordPress is free software, so you’ll need a place to install it. That’s why you need to purchase web hosting and a domain name.

We highly recommend that you use Bluehost because they are an official recommended hosting provider.

They have agreed to give WPBeginner readers a free domain and up to a 61% discount on web hosting when using our special Bluehost coupon code.

If you want to look at more options, then we have a list of the best WordPress hosting providers that you can choose from.

Some other companies that we recommend are SiteGround and HostGator.

In this tutorial, we will use Bluehost for screenshots and examples. Once you click on the Bluehost link from above, go ahead and click the ‘Get Started Now’ button.

Clicking the Get Started Now button in the Bluehost page

Next, you will have to choose a Bluehost plan.

You can feel free to pick any plan that best suits your needs. Many users go with Choice Plus. You can always upgrade to a higher plan in the future if needed.

Once you’ve made your choice, click ‘Select.’

Bluehost pricing plans

On the next screen, you will have to choose a new domain name or connect your existing domain name from Wix to WordPress.

If you don’t want to deal with this step now, you can click the ‘I’ll create my domain later’ button.

Bluehost buy domain name

Now, you will see some package extras to add to your hosting account.

These are all optional, and you can uncheck them all for now.

Bluehost package extras

Once done, you will then complete the payment. After that, Bluehost will email you instructions to log in to the hosting dashboard.

After logging in to Bluehost, you can navigate to the ‘Websites’ tab in the dashboard. You will then see that Bluehost has installed your new WordPress site for you.

Go ahead and click ‘Edit Site’ to open your WordPress admin area.

Bluehost Edit Site

Step 2: Set Up Your New WordPress Site

Upon login, you will see your WordPress admin dashboard:

Areas of the WordPress Dashboard

Once you log in to the WordPress admin area, it’s a good idea to set your WordPress permalinks.

Your permalink settings will determine the address of each blog post. For example, instead of publishing a blog post to:

You can publish it to:

You can change your permalink settings by navigating to Settings » Permalinks in your WordPress dashboard. Once you have selected the structure you want, click on the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom.

Change WordPress permalinks before importing Wix

For more details about permalinks, you can check out our post on SEO-friendly URL structures in WordPress.

Step 3: Customize Your Site’s Design

Next, you should customize the appearance of your website. It’s easy to do that using WordPress themes.

WordPress themes are similar to Wix templates as they control the appearance and display of your WordPress website.

There are thousands of free and paid WordPress themes available for you to use. Some themes are very basic and minimalist, while others will add a lot of new features to your site.

WordPress themes

As a WordPress beginner, you may want to start with a simple theme that’s easy to use. We have a list of recommended simple WordPress themes you can take a look at to get started.

Once you have found a theme you like, you can install it by following our guide on how to install a WordPress theme.

Remember, you can easily change your theme in the future, so you don’t need to spend too much time on this step.

You can even use the default WordPress theme and start with the migration process because the most important part is moving all of your content from Wix to WordPress.

Step 4: Import Your Wix Blog Posts to WordPress

In this step, we will transfer your Wix blog posts over to your new WordPress site.

Wix is a closed platform, and they don’t provide an easy way for users to migrate their content away from Wix.

But we can still automate the process by importing your Wix RSS feed, instead of recreating each blog post manually.

To get started, you’ll need to download your Wix RSS file.

You can locate the file by adding /feed.xml or /blog-feed.xml to your Wix website URL.

If you don’t have a custom domain with Wix, then you can find your RSS feed at or, where “username” is your Wix username and “blogname” is the name of your blog.

If you have a custom domain such as, then you can find your RSS feed at or

After navigating to the proper URL, you should see a page full of code.

Go ahead and right-click anywhere on the page and click ‘Save As’ to save the file on your computer.

Save Wix RSS feed

Now that you have your RSS file, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard and click on Tools » Import.

Next, click the ‘Install Now’ link under the RSS heading.

Wix to WordPress migration using RSS feed

After a few seconds, you’ll see a link at the top of the page to ‘Run Importer.’

Go ahead and click the link.

Clicking the Run Importer button in WordPress

Next, you need to click the ‘Choose File’ button and select the feed.xml file that is saved to your computer.

Once selected, you can click the ‘Upload file and import’ button.

Click the upload button to transfer Wix to WordPress

If you have a lot of blog posts to import, then it can take several minutes to import them all.

When it’s done, you’ll see a confirmation message.

Your Wix blog posts imported to WordPress

To check on your blog posts and make sure they were exported from Wix correctly, you can navigate to Posts » All Posts and click ‘View’ underneath each post.

Like so:

Clicking View under a post in WordPress

At this point, the content of your blog posts has been transferred, but there’s one problem: any images in your post are still hosted with Wix.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to fix this and move your images over to WordPress.

All you need to do is install and activate the Auto Upload Images plugin.

Plugins are like apps for WordPress that allow you to add new features. We have a step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

After installing and activating the plugin, you’ll need to re-save each post that contains images, and the plugin will import images inside it.

It would be time-consuming to edit each post one by one, but we have a handy trick that you can use to quickly re-save all WordPress posts at once.

Simply go to the Posts » All Posts page and then click on the ‘Screen Options‘ button at the top.

Display more posts

You need to increase the number to 999 in the ‘Number of items per page field’ field and click on the ‘Apply’ button.

WordPress will reload the page, and this time it will show 999 posts at a time.

Next, you need to select all your posts and then select ‘Edit’ under the bulk actions menu.

Select all posts

After that, you need to click the ‘Apply’ button.

WordPress will show you a quick edit box with all selected posts.

Updating multiple blog posts at once in WordPress

You just need to click on the ‘Update’ button, and WordPress will update all your posts.

See our guide on importing external images in WordPress for more detailed instructions.

Step 5: Import Your Wix Pages to WordPress

After you have imported your blog post, next we will need to transfer your Wix pages over to your WordPress site.

Wix doesn’t provide any automated way to do this, so we will have to recreate each page in WordPress one by one.

First, you can navigate to the Wix page you want to transfer to WordPress. Highlight all the content (except for the page title). Then you can right-click and click on ‘Copy.’

Copy Wix pages to WordPress

After that, you need to log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Pages » Add New to recreate the page.

At the top of the page, you can type in the page title. Then you can right-click and and click on ‘Paste’ to recreate the content.

Paste page content

For help styling your pages, you can check out our article on adding new posts or pages in WordPress.

When you have finished styling your page, you can click the ‘Publish’ button to publish your page on your new WordPress site.

Publish your page

While you can follow the above method for all text-based pages, it won’t work for certain pages like your contact page. You’ll need to install a contact form plugin like WPForms to create it.

We have a step-by-step guide on how to create a simple contact form if you want hands-on instructions.

Now that you’ve converted all your content, it’s a good idea to carefully preview your posts and pages to make sure everything is working right and looks the way it’s supposed to.

Step 6: Create Your Main Navigational Menu

Next, you’ll want to make sure your visitors can easily navigate through your new website using your primary menu.

You can create a navigational menu by going to Appearance » Menus. Type in a name for your menu, and click one of the ‘Create Menu’ buttons.

Creating new navigation menu

Next, you can select whichever pages you want to add to your main menu and click the ‘Add to Menu’ button. When you’ve added all the pages you want, select the menu position.

Finally, click the blue ‘Save Menu’ button on the right.

Add pages to menu

Now your menu has been created and is live on your website. For more details on creating menus, you can read our guide on how to add a custom navigation menu in WordPress.

Step 7: Redirect Wix to WordPress

Your new WordPress site is complete, and you are ready to let your readers know about your move.

It’s important to not only announce your move to your readers but to set up proper redirection.

You want all visitors to your old site to land on exactly the same page on the new site. This will also let search engines know that your old site has moved to a new location.

Note: You can only redirect users to your new WordPress site if you have a custom domain on Wix.

Unfortunately, if you were using a wixsite subdomain, then you cannot redirect users to your WordPress site. We recommend linking your new website on your old Wix site homepage to redirect users to WordPress.

First, you need to open a plain text editor like Notepad and paste this code:

var hashesarr = {

for (var hash in hashesarr) {
    var patt = new RegExp(hash);
    if (window.location.hash.match(patt) !== null) {
        window.location.href = hashesarr[hash];

In this code we have added three example URLs in the following format:


The first part of the line looks for a string in the URL. This will be the URL your Wix users will be coming from. The second part in the line is the WordPress slug for the same page.

Unfortunately, you will have to manually add each URL in this format. Once you are finished, you need to save this file as redirects.js.

Next, you need to upload this file to your WordPress theme’s /js/ directory using an FTP client. You can read our article on how to upload files using FTP for step-by-step instructions.

If your theme does not have a /js/ directory, then you need to create one.

Now you need to edit your theme’s functions.php file or use the WPCode plugin (recommended) and add this code at the bottom of the file:

function wpb_wixjs () {
wp_enqueue_script( 'wixredirect', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/js/redirects.js', array(), '1.0.0', true);
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wpb_wixjs');

Don’t forget to save your changes.

That’s all, you can now try visiting a URL from your old Wix site to see the redirect in action.

Note: These redirects will not redirect search engines and are not very SEO-friendly. We recommend installing an SEO plugin like All in One SEO to get your search engine rankings back up and build your authority.

Lastly, don’t forget to inform your readers of your new address. You can do this by announcing your move on social media, writing a blog post about it, and sending out a notice to your email newsletter.

Step 8: Add Essential WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins allow you to add more features to your site. Plugins work like Wix apps. There are hundreds of plugins available, free and paid. You can check out our archive of articles about the best WordPress plugins if you are not sure where to start.

We also have a list of the must-have WordPress plugins for all websites.

If you’re looking for a Wix-style drag-and-drop page builder, then we recommend using one of the best drag-and-drop WordPress page builder plugins like SeedProd.

SeedProd Page Builder

It lets you fully customize your website design without any code. That’s it!

We would like to welcome you to the WordPress community. To get started with WordPress, please take a look at our beginner’s guide section and our WordPress beginner videos.

If you have a friend still using Wix, then you can show them your new WordPress site and our comparison on WordPress vs. Wix and convince them to switch over.

We hope this tutorial helped you switch from Wix to WordPress without hassle. You may also want to check out our ultimate website migration checklist and our ultimate guide to WordPress SEO.

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  2. Emma says

    Hello! I want to transfer my Wix blog to WordPress. I was at a very early stage with my Wix page (only purchased the domain two days ago) and hadnt published my Wix site yet.

    I read that due to “ICANN’s 60 Day Lock Policy” it is not possible to transfer a domain within 60 days of:
    Registering the domain
    Changing the registrant contact information
    Transferring your domain between different domain providers

    With that said, what should I do in the meantime? Should I keep editing my WordPress site so that in 60 days I can transfer the domain and it is ready? Any help would be appreciated!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You should normally have the option to change the namservers for your domain to point to your new hosting provider while you are unable to transfer the domain and that would allow your new site to show on your domain.


  3. Vaiva says

    Hi, thanks for the informative article. I have a blog on wix, but it seems that everyone is recommending to switch to WP. Im not too keen to follow all those technical steps, so Im thinking, as I only have 8 blog entries, could I just sign up to bluehost with my current domain on wix and copy paste the content to wordpress site instead of RSS? Once done just delete wix account? Would my domain still work and users using the current domain would still land on my site?Thank you!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You could certainly do that if you wanted. As long as you set up your domain properly your site visitors would still be able to visit your site.


  4. Kevin says

    Right off the bat I have a problem. If I opened my new account using the domain I already own over at wix, how can I begin working on building the wordpress site if the domain is still live on wix?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      You may want to try running your import again to ensure your import is not timing out causing your issue.


  5. Ankit says


    “Note: These redirects will not redirect search engines and are not very SEO friendly.”

    So, basically, moving to WP from Wix won’t really do any good if the sole purpose is to have control over SEO aspects of one’s site in a better way?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Search engines will need to recrawl your content and you would gain back your ranking over time. Moving to WordPress for SEO tools is still a valid reason.


  6. Tara says

    I’m trying to move from Wix to WP
    My domain is registered with GoDaddy and I have 19 blog posts on Wix.

    So I basically have to buy hosting let’s say from BlueHost, then log into WP through BlueHost, transfer blog posts through RSS feed and then the part about redirecting did NOT make sense at all?

    How can I use the same domain with a new hosting while I still am connected to Wix?

    Can all these be done in 1 day?

    Does the /feed.xml include ALL blog posts?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Redirecting ensures anyone trying to visit the old page is directed to your new page.
      You can use the same domain if you wanted.
      It is up to the site and the individual for how long a transfer would take.
      Normally, all posts would be included.


      • Tara says

        Okay thanks,
        so I don’t have to do any of the redirecting stuff if I am using the same domain name?

        • WPBeginner Support says

          We would still recommend setting up redirects when using the same domain

  7. sara k says

    Hi. I’m having an issue with importing RSS to wordpress. I complete the steps of uploading and it gives me a prompt: “There has been a critical error on your website. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions”

    I have yet to receive any email on my admin inbox and not sure where to go from here. c

    Can you please help

  8. Cath Boome says

    Am I able to use the same domain name for my new WordPress site and then just close down my old Wix website once my new site is up and running? I dont have a blog on wix , just a website.

  9. melanie says

    Hi Thanks for posting this. It was looking great until I tried to edit with Elementor. I get “The preview could not be loaded.” I already tried disabling any new plugins. I think the Wix is causing the issue. How can I remove the RSS that I entered?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      For that error, you would want to reach out to Elementor as the content imported is not normally the root of the issue.


  10. Aimee says

    I keep getting the same message when trying to import:

    Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function set_magic_quotes_runtime() wp-content/plugins/rss-importer/rss-importer.php

    The site is experiencing technical difficulties. Please check your site admin email inbox for instructions.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      From taking a look at the RSS Importer plugin, that is an error due to php 7 that they have been notified about.


    • WPBeginner Support says

      It would depend on which step you mean, for the images the auto upload images plugin is what brings the images over from Wix


  11. Jaimee Saliba says

    In other words, there’s no easy way to migrate. That was, in fact, helpful to know. :)

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hopefully, platforms like Wix will make moving content easier going forward but for now, our article should help make the process easier


  12. Belinda says

    Currently trying to move a client from a Wix site with a .com domain to a WordPress site with a domain (Australian business). So moving content from old site wasn’t really an issue.
    My question relates to Step 7 Redirect Wix to WordPress. I’m really confused how saving a .js file to the WordPress site will technically work to redirect the Wix site? Shouldn’t the redirect.js go into the Wix site so that it can redirect traffic to the new WP site?? I found same article on and it says the same thing so not sure if they are a copy but don’t understand how this would work. This is the part i’m stuck with, redirecting the old .com URL’s to the new URL’s.
    Appreciate your suggestions.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      That step is for users who had a custom domain. If they did, then the custom domain would point to the WordPress site when your visitors try to reach your domain and the code connects your pages to the replacement page on your WordPress site.


  13. Samantha Prigge says

    Thanks for the post. It definitely got me started in the right direction. However, the feed/xml trick doesn’t work with the new Wix blog. So I did what someone else mentioned in the comments and placed a RSS button in the menu on my homepage and published my website. This gave me access to the RSS url.
    I then followed all the steps suggested in this article – but after uploading the xml file on WordPress received only a blank screen under Import RSS. Nothing else happened. I did this several times – still no ‘done’ notification or blog posts appearing.
    Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Thanks for sharing what is working for you, if your content is being added to your site each time you are uploading the file then your site may have enough content that it is crashing the import as you attempt to import. We’ll certainly continue to work on easier methods to allow the export.


  14. Shawna says

    I’m trying to get the RSS code using /feed.xml at the end of my URL, but it keeps popping up “404 Error.” I saw on another page about switching over to WordPress that apparently Wix has a new blog platform and /feed.xml doesn’t work anymore…so now what do I do?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      To our knowledge the /feed.xml method is still currently working, you may want to reach out to Wix support to see if they have a statement about that.


    • WPBeginner Support says

      It would depend on the rest of that error message but you can try to run the import again.


  15. Kayla Zadel says

    Nothing happens for me when I try to import my RSS feed on WordPress. I’ve been trying the /blog-feed.xml and /feed/xml. Please help! TIA!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      We will certainly take a look into other methods to import the content should the RSS not work.


  16. DEEPAK RATHOR says

    That’s a Really Good Point, this Article is very Helpful and informative. Thanks for Sharing

  17. Henry Obilor says

    This a long deep analysis on swapping from Wix to wordpress.
    I love the way you broke it down, even a lame man could understand it.

    Thanks for Great analysis

  18. Vincent Tobiaz says

    Further issues with article, even that feed isn’t working. Getting error. It seems that this may not work at all any more * New Blog feature added to main menu outside of editor recently may have something to do with it.

    Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function set_magic_quotes_runtime() in /home/XYZ/public_html/clients/XYZ/wp-content/plugins/rss-importer/rss-importer.php:72 Stack trace: #0 /home/XYZ/public_html/clients/lyonssnyder/wp-content/plugins/rss-importer/rss-importer.php(178): RSS_Import->get_posts() #1 /home/XYZ/public_html/clients/XYZ/wp-content/plugins/rss-importer/rss-importer.php(204): RSS_Import->import() #2 /home/XYZ/public_html/clients/XYZ/wp-admin/admin.php(311): RSS_Import->dispatch() #3 {main} thrown in /home/XYZ/public_html/clients/ZYX/wp-content/plugins/rss-importer/rss-importer.php on line 72

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Thank you for letting us know about this, we’ll certainly look into this. Some users are stating that the error may due to the function being depreciated in newer versions of PHP


  19. Vincent Tobiaz says

    This wasn’t /feed.xml for mine

    I used this article to make a RSS button, and previewed my page, and it was /blog-feed.xml

    Saw that other person mention /feed.xml did not work for him, so figured I’d save someone these steps.

  20. Jess says

    I need a bit of help – we own our domain and we currently have our website on wix. However, I want to transfer it to WordPress without having to shut it off first. So I am using a dummy domain to replicate the site in WordPress. Once it is done how do I transfer it to the original domain we currently use in Wix?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Jess,

      First you would point your Wix domain to your WordPress hosting server.

      Assign the domain to the folder where you have WordPress installed. Ask your hosting provider for help if you are unsure how to do that.

      Use Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin to replace URLs in your WordPress installation.


  21. Amy says

    Hi I am following these instructions but when it comes to upload file and import nothing happens after that. Can you please help me???

  22. Sylver says

    can i make my old wix domain automatically redirect to my new wordpress site? or how can i transfer my wix domain to redirect to my wordpress domain?

  23. Attilio Massa says

    I have a ecommerce website hosted on wix and very recently I have come to know all the limitations that I face by continuing to stay with this host. One of the major drawbacks is you cannot use a rss feed, wix does not support it, so cannot migrate to a better host. Wix does not support site back up either, meaning that if they were to be hacked or go bust we all would lose our business.
    I got to read up on google support about duplicating and cloning my website, and it is possible to do so alas with some drawbacks.
    Currently I am downloading my website to my desktop then to upload it to another host and put up 301s redirect. The one thing that I am not sure about is how to transfer the domain, which is my trading name.

  24. Aggelos says

    Hi, I have a weird question. I am using a domain-related gmail account which I have purchased through Wix. It’s the classic “” . I want to move my domain to wordpress but I am not sure if I can keep the email address, since I had bought it through Wix. Is it possible to do that? and if yes, how?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Aggelos,

      Please contact Wix support and they will be able to help you better. Technically, you own the domain name and you can move it to any hosting company you want. Once you have moved the domain name you can set up MX records to connect it with Gsuite or Gmail.


  25. Anna says


    I’m trying to follow these steps to move my website to WordPress but step 2 of your instructions are not what Bluehost is offering. There is no option to install WordPress. They allow you to customize everything on WordPress through their website. The platform looks the same but it is not an installation of a program. Now, I’m slightly panicked that this tutorial is not going to have the end result I needed…

  26. Bruce Lynn says

    Wix introduced a “New Wix” in July 2017 which does not support RSS. Any alternative approaches to using an RSS Feed?

    • Lynne Sagen says

      Yes, I came here with the same question –
      Options (there is always manual) other than the RSS that isn’t working on Wix right now.


  27. Davis says

    Thanks for the article! As a matter of fact, I’m in the process of migrating from Wix to WordPress – my only problem is that I’m not sure how to migrate my Google hosted email (through G suite)?

    I’d like to migrate to a standalone G suite, not purchased through Wix (partnership) – any suggestions?


    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Davis,

      If you registered your domain name via WIX, then you can manage your DNS settings there or transfer your domain name to a different registrar. Basically you will just need to add DNS records to your domain name for it to work with Gsuite. You can do that by editing your domain’s DNS settings.


      • Davis says

        Thanks for the reply! I bought my domain separately from Wix, at Namecheap.

        Should I make a new Google Suite account (since the current one is ‘labeled’ as Wix partner account) and change the DNS settings on Namecheap accordingly? Sorry, kind of puzzled here…

  28. Michael says

    In regards to the RSS import. Once I press upload file and import, nothing happens, It just goes away.
    WP Version 4.9.1

    • Amy says

      Hi I have the same problem. I click upload and import nothing happens. Did you end up fixing the problem I am having so much trouble with this.

  29. Kella says

    So glad this article exists, otherwise I’d be totally lost!

    I reached the stage of transferring images over and got stuck. The plugin “Import External Images” doesn’t show up in the wordpress directory as far as I can tell, and its homepage says it hasn’t been updated in over 2 years and may not be compatible with newer versions of wordpress.

    I discovered another plugin based on the first one, called “important external attachments,” but it only has about 20 reviews, and wordpress says it hasn’t been tested with the newest versions.

    Do you have other recommendations for a plug in? Should I download the zip file of the first plug in from its homepage and then extract the files to wordpress? Should I risk the newer one?

  30. Mithun Laha says

    I have a website on wix. I want to switch from wix to WordPress. I purchased the domain and hosting from wix. My question is after migration the domain and hosting will be expired?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Mithun,

      You can use your domain up to the renewal date. After that you can renew your domain or move it to your new hosting service provider.

      As for hosting, you need to contact their support for more clarification. You should be able to host your wix site for the period you have paid for.


  31. Keith Wong says

    Thank you for your article. If I create a forum with users signing up on WIX, can I migrate the user base to WordPress without needing my users to create a new account? Ideally if I want to switch, will my users notice anything at all?


  32. Steve Staloch says

    An “A” for effort, but your method of transferring site from Wix to WP simply doesn’t work. The returns “not found.”

    Word to the wise: unless you’re opening an online lemonade stand, stay away from WIX!!! I spent many an hour in development only to find a boatload of bugs with Java Script. It is as vanilla as they come.

    • Josephine says

      Hi Steve,
      I just did it with my website – and it worked perfectly (
      But I think you’re right with regards to using WIX..

      • Kristie says

        Hello! If I transfer from Wix to WordPress, will my old Wix images and posts still be high quality?

  33. Luciana Moraes says

    Hi! Thank you so much for this post!
    I am planning to switch from Wix to WordPress at the end of the year, so I have saved this article and will use it later. ;)

    I do have a couple of questions:

    1 – Will I lose the statistics of the various pages and posts, even if I name the exactly the same)?

    2 – I already have a and a Bluehost account, so is it possible to start working on steps 2 through 6 and leave the redirecting and actual publishing of the blog for last?

    3 – The term “redirection” makes me confused (I’m not a programmer so please be patient!). In my understanding, once the new structure and content are ready and trasnfered, all I need to do is to associate my domain to the new site. Is that correct? After that I will cancel my Premium Wix account for this blog. The domain and the page/post names will bethe same. Correct? Where is my understanding failing me?
    Thank for your help!

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hey Luciana,

      1. If you are using a custom domain (for example, and Google Analytics, then you’ll not lose those stats if you continue using the same domain on Bluehost.

      2. Yes it is possible to start from step 2

      3. If you are using the same domain then you just need to make sure that your URL structure is exactly the same as it was on Weebly.


  34. Heather Kay says

    I cannot get past the Wix RSS Feed stage. When I type it in, there is no code. Just the blog posts in snippets. I think they have made it impossible now. I have tried both ways. No code.

  35. Christina says

    Wix RSS only grabs the last 50 blog posts. Do you know of a way to get the previous ones? I’m moving a site with 138 posts, and you can’t even get the HTML of Wix blog posts to copy and paste them individually.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Hi Christina,

      You can grab 50 posts, then go to your website and move those posts to drafts. Then repeat the process. Remember WordPress importer is smart enough not to import duplicates. So you can run it as many times as you like with multiple files.


  36. Praveen Kumar says

    Hi Syed, Does this procedure convert current WiX template to WordPress Template? If no, Is there any way to use/convert WiX templates to be used on WordPress?

  37. Kevin says

    I am not finding RSS on WordPress tools. The other options are not able to upload the .XML blog file.
    Where else can I find RSS or what else can I do?

      • Kevin says

        These are the Importers I’m seeing under Tools >> Imports:
        Categories and Tags Converter
        GoDaddy Quick Blogcast
        Movable Type and TypePad
        My Opera

      • Avinash says

        there is no option available for importing RSS feed, Import RSS option is also not available.
        please suggest a way possible.

  38. Dom says

    The maximum file size is 64MB. My file is 242 KB. I get an error message when importing to wordpress Fatal error: Uncaught Error:

  39. steph says

    I feel like this post will be very useful, if I could get past the first stage! I’ve installed wordpress (via bluehost), it tells me installation is successful and gives me the credentials and sends me an email, but when I click on the admin url, it doesn’t work, so i can’t log in to wordpress! when i click on the url, it says error 404 page cannot be found.

    help! what am i doing wrong?

    any help much appreciated

  40. abby fichtner says

    Thanks for this information! However, the RSS feed only goes back to February of this year, but the site has around 300 blog posts. How do I get them all? Thanks!

  41. valerio says

    Thank you guys, I have a problem with the feed..when I add feed.rss to the wix site url it show only the last 50 blog I can include all posts (more of 200) inside the feed?

  42. B. T. Thedford says

    I supposedly got WordPress with hosting package brought from Network Solutions/Who Is, but this indicates that I need to pay more to get any use from it. What, if anything, did I miss?

  43. Lucas Crane says

    This is great way to introduce WordPress. I have read many other articles as I am transferring into a web development career. This article not only explains the nuances and tricks of WordPress, but also explains how to facilitate the transfer from previous platforms. This is a very real task and can cost more than making an entirely new website. Thank you for the simple and fluid walk-through.

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